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Transportation

Mobility is central to individual prosperity, as well as to commerce and to the growth of communities. Whether it is city streets, commuter highways, rail lines, or ports, the work of cities requires attention to both the existing transportation network, and the emerging trends that will shape the future. NLC’s resources in this area focus on streets, bicycle paths, traffic management, and public transit along with the ways in which technology has and will shape tomorrow’s transportation system.

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Recent

  • CitiesSpeak

I live in a region that is nationally known for its traffic congestion.  In virtually every poll, newspaper article, or blog on the topic (google “DC region traffic congestion” for proof), the DC metro area is up in the ranks.  Somewhat…

  • Press Release

As local governments are looking for alternative financing options for their transportation initiatives, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming an increasingly attractive solution for them.

PPPs are used regularly in several…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

June 1, 2012

After weeks of optimism by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer that a conference agreement on a long-term transportation bill is within reach, some troubling signs are now emerging that…

  • Press Release

Earlier this month, Citi and IBM, both NLC Corporate Partners, as well as Streetline announced a $25 million Citi credit facility to fund innovation in parking and help transform cities for the future. Citi is joining the collaboration between…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the sixth in a seven-part series about mayors’ 2012 State of the City Speeches. As the rest of America waits for the Federal Government to get its act together and pass a comprehensive transportation bill, cities across the country are…

  • News Announcement

by Federal Relations Staff

Members of the NLC Board of Directors and Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO), met in Washington, D.C., last Thursday to visit Capitol Hill, the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation and…

  • News Announcement

Just before Thanksgiving, NLC joined an amicus brief filed by the City of Chicago in support of New York City's petition for certiorari in City of New York v. Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade. 

In the case, New York asks the…

  • News Announcement

Amtrak recently announced the adoption of a comprehensive plan to upgrade and replace its Northeast Corridor in order to achieve the sort of high-speed rail standards seen in Western Europe and East Asia. The fairly cursory plan borrows largely…

  • News Announcement

Last week, as the economy continued to struggle, President Obama laid out his vision for renewing and expanding the country's transportation infrastructure system. 

The President's plan, which must be approved by Congress, features a…

  • News Announcement

The heads of the three White House Cabinet agencies primarily responsible for implementing the Livable Communities Initiative - Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection…